Posts Tagged ‘Hong Kong’

Mind your language!

Mind your language!

In 1997, the government announced a dramatic shift in education policy, replacing English with Chinese as the medium of instruction in Hong Kong schools. Not long afterwards it said it was making the teaching of Chinese in Putonghua a long-term goal. These were just some of the big education reforms that have been instituted in the last 20 years, which have left teachers scrambling to adapt and keep up, and students struggling under heavy workloads.

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Losing Hongkongers’ Hearts

Losing Hongkongers’ Hearts

Hongkonger’s sense of identity and the extent to which they consider themselves to be Chinese have changed in the 20 years since the handover. We talk to those born at pivotal moments in Hong Kong’s recent history – 1967, 1984 and 1997 – and ask how the experiences of their formative years have affected how they see China.

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Localist Chan Chak-to seeks to collaborate with other members of Election Committee’s IT Subsector

Localist Chan Chak-to seeks to collaborate with other members of Election Committee’s IT Subsector

Localist Chan Chak-to seeks to collaborate with other members of Election Committee’s IT Subsector

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Life with an Extra Chromosome

Life with an Extra Chromosome

A new non-invasive test for Down Syndrome in foetuses is safer and more accurate, and may some day wipe out the genetic disorder. Varsity chats with some members of the Downs community to find they live rich, meaningful lives and contribute fully in their workplaces.

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Where Will They Go? To Kwa Wan’s Ethnic Minorities, Repair Shops and Workshops

Where Will They Go? To Kwa Wan’s Ethnic Minorities, Repair Shops and Workshops

Redevelopment in To Kwa Wan is affecting many of its residents, including ethnic minorities and small shop owners. Varsity chats with these communities to see how they feel about the changes. Our map feature also show the various areas that are affected by redevelopment.

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A Blow to Social Enterprises

A Blow to Social Enterprises

There are an increasing number of social enterprises in Hong Kong, but a new tender system for rental contracts has made it harder than ever for social enterprises to compete.

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Thriving Hong Kong Fashion?

Thriving Hong Kong Fashion?

Hong Kong people love Korean, American and European fashion, but what happened to our own local style? Varsity looks at how local fashion designers are struggling at home despite their international recognition.

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A life outside work for Hong Kong’s Filipino helpers

A life outside work for Hong Kong’s Filipino helpers

Despite long working hours and low pay, the increasing number of foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong find ways to enjoy a rich social life on their days off.

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Living a Green Lifestyle

Living a Green Lifestyle

There’s more you can do to live an eco-friendly lifestyle than just recycling your waste. Here are some Hongkongers who go a bit further to be green.

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The New Localists

The New Localists

“Localists” is an all-embracing term used to describe non-establishment people from outside the traditional pan-democratic camp, but it hides significant ideological differences among those who have been grouped under the label. Varsity takes a deeper look at what divides them.

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